Ancient, mysterious, wild, windswept...Welcome to Bodmin Moor.
Over the centuries, the Moor has inspired countless writers, artists and storytellers who have infused the area with irresistable charm, mixing fact and legend seamlessly.
Designated an official Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Site Of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Bodmin Moor today is the natural choice for visitors seeking adventure and something different; discovering where history, nature and contemporary culture fuse into the authentic and unforgettable Cornish experience. An Skiber is the perfect accomodation to open the doors to all this...and more...
A short video overview of Bodmin Moor and just some of what it has to offer our visitors.
Courtesy of Visit Cornwall
We are close or within reasonable driving distance to explore much of the best that Cornwall has to offer the day visitor or those staying longer; to maximise your time and give you a truly unique Cornish experience.
Everything you need for your perfect self catering stay is included in the price of renting An Skiber. What is included is listed below so you know what to expect and what you might need to bring.
We are Nichola & Ian...we love Cornwall. Rural, pure air and wonderful, friendly neighbours who epitomise an independant Cornish spirit and approach to life. An Skiber is on the ascent up Bodmin Moor. Here, we make our home with nature, baking bread, lots of gardening and some sheep...
Named after one of Cornwall's (many) famous saints, Neot, the lovely village of St. Neot is located between Liskeard and Bodmin, on the old highway to London. It is about 5 minutes drive from An Skiber, although you can walk there of course. The old church is stunning and noted for its medieval stained glass windows.
In St. Neot, there is our local pub, the London Inn, a social club and a small grocery store for quick items such as milk, bread and a chocolate treat. Bigger food shopping is best done before you get here; Morrisons in Liskeard is conveniently close by and stocks all you will need for your stay.
The writer Daphne Du Maurier wrote many novels based upon life in Cornwall's past. Perhaps her most enduring is Jamaica Inn, the story of ruthless smugglers, making their living from the contraband washed up or wrecked intentionally off the Cornish Coast.
Jamaica Inn is the centre of attention for Du Maurier's novel and not far away from An Skiber over the moor northwards. There, you will find the Smuggling Museum, telling the story of those involved in the illicit trade off Cornwall's coasts. Well worth a visit and stopping point before exploring more of Bodmin Moor's hidden gems.
The Golitha Falls are a series of spectacular cascades and waterfalls along a section of the River Fowey as it makes its way through the ancient oak woodland of Draynes Wood. It is one of the best known beauty spots on Bodmin Moor.
As well as being a lovely walk through the woods in itself, Golitha Falls is in prime walking country. Just off the "Two Valleys Walk" which begins at nearby St Neot before passing through the valleys of the Rivers Loveny and Fowey as well as over the high moor at Berry Down.
Carnglaze Caverns is a much recommended all-weather family tourist attraction near the village of St Neot, on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, halfway between Liskeard and Bodmin just off the A38.
There are three chambers of cathedral proportions, hand created by local slate miners. During your tour you will go about 150m into the hillside and 60m below ground, via a flight of 60 steps. In the lower chambers you will find the Underground Lake with its crystal clear blue/green water. The Caverns are at a constant 10°C, so a jumper and sensible footwear are recommended.
Such a great stay at this hidden gem. The An Skiber is a lot larger than it looks in the photos. But it still felt very cosy. Nichola was really helpful and I would definitely stay again.
Attended a wedding at nearby Trevenna Barns. Nichola's place is within 15-minute walking distance along country lanes so don't forget your wellies for the stank home! Nichola was happy for us to drop our bags off early which was very helpful. She also left a light on for us as we did not get there until 12.30am after the wedding. The place was spotlessly clean.
Excellent location for nearby wedding. Hosts were great - quick responses and very accommodating.
It was a great place, really cosy and cute and in a lovely location to explore from! The place was really clean and surprisingly big once you're inside! We would definately like to go back for a long weekend! Thank you!
We had a fabulous few days at An Skiber. We enjoyed the location, deep in the countryside but near the coast for seaside walks. Evenings in front of the log burner, tv-free were perfect to sooth the soul.
The place is stunning, so very cosy and everything you need is there, for a peaceful and relaxing stay! I only wish I could have made more time to be there! Nichola is a superb host, very welcoming and accommodating! I do hope to come back soon!
Our visit to An Skiber was our first foray into the world of Airbnb and we were not disappointed. The setting of An Skiber was wonderful and Nicola couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. We both throughly enjoyed our stay.
My girlfriend and I had a lovely stay - the property was just as it appeared in the description. The bottle of wine was a nice touch! Very peaceful. Thank you Nichola!
We had a wonderful 3 night stay at An Skiber. The cottage was warm, cosy and had everything we needed. The beautiful location is close enough for easy access to Cornwall, but secluded enough for complete peace and quiet.
Lovely place to stay, and a great host. Set in a great place with stunning views! Would recommend to anyone who would like a quite break with no distractions of modern day amenities.
Nichola's place was absolutely perfect, the cottage is really beautifully done, clean, cosy, well equipped and the location is just amazing!! Very quiet and private and the fire pit is such a great addition. We loved every second of our stay, thank you so much!!
We both really enjoyed out stay at An Skiber. Really beautiful surroundings in a private, well equipped cabin close to Bodmin moor, along with helpful hosts who were respectful of privacy. Would definitely recommend!
A lovely little place away from hustle and bustle to recharge your life battery's
This was a lovely little place to stay. Get there early to enjoy the garden in the sun.
Wonderful...very welcoming, friendly and made us feel right at home...idyllic and situated in stunning countryside with the most spectacular views. I would very much recommend.
A lovely place on Bodmin Moor. House was extremely clean, in great condition...everything we needed. Nichola was kind enough to meet us on arrival though we were quite late in arriving. A great location to explore the local area.
Simple living - rural place away from it all. Easy access to good walks and cosy once you’ve got the log burner going. Thanks for a great stay.
Very cosy place in such a lovely area. Highly recommended. Me and my partner are definitely coming back...
...wonderful stay on Bodmin Moor. Nichola's cottage is spacious and cosy with a wonderful log burner they lit for our arrival. Super clean and everything needed to make dinner. Lovely touches like slippers and wine. Thanks for a great stay!
Feels rural but what we wanted, to enjoy the countryside. Loved being here and it is a central location to explore any part of Cornwall. Thank you for hosting us. We'll be back!
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